Christmas is but a few weeks away and if like me you are looking for a truly memorable gift for the young petrol head in the family then you have come to the right place! The choice can actually be quite bewildering with supercars, rally cars, karting and even the opportunity to drive tanks for the ultimate off-road thrill. The experiences also cater to a range of experience levels from first-time drives to those with a bit of experience who may be returning to the track. Track Days has got it covered this Christmas with every junior driving experience covered and here is my top five list for the young driver.
5 - Junior One Hour Off Road
Learn how to drive across varied terrain from inclines, declines and ravines in this thrilling 4x4 off-road experience. This experience starts with a driving assessment before moving onto providing the experience appropriate for your childs skill level. This ensures they get the most out of their time on this memorable introduction to off road driving. The experience is suitable for young drivers aged 14-17 years and drive time will vary but will be approximately 45 minutes and start with some confidence building tuition while working towards handling the vehicle through more challenging climbs and drops. This experience is currently on offer meaning you can also save 13%, a superb £65 junior driving experience for all skill levels.
4 - Junior Rally Half Day
This experience also offers excellent value for a fun-packed half day learning the basics of car control before moving onto rally skills such as handbrake turns and powerslides on the rally stage! The experience is run from Silverstone Park, a thrilling venue for an unforgettable experience never to forget! A superbly run experience with briefings and tuition all tailored to the child's skill level. The experience will finish with a thrilling high-speed passenger ride where the instructor demonstrates how the rally stage can be done by a professional. The half day experience will cost just £135!
3 - 30 Minute Young Driver Experience
This UK Wide experience is designed to give your child a head start in driving with a 30 minute young driver experience. The experience is run by the UK's largest under-17 driving academy and sets out to introduce driving skills such as moving off, accelerating and braking before moving onto more advanced skills such as reversing and sign recognition. A great value experience at just £34.
2 - Junior Supercar Thrill
At number 2 on our list we have an experience for one for the over ten's and the opportunity to drive some cars made famous from the movies. The famous Lightning McQueen. The Mazda MX5 Race car was designed for racing on the track and this experience provides the opportunity to drive it! On arrival you will be given the choice to drive one of the cars from the movies such as Lightning McQueen, Bumblebee or the Skyline or Toyota Supra from the film Fast and Furious. This experience is currently 20% off so an absolute bargain at £39.
1 - Junior Supercar Treble
My top tip to provide a truly unforgettable experience at a great price has to be this experience. It is available at three venues in the UK and gives the recipient a choice of 11 cars which include an Aston Martin V8, Audi R8, Chevrolet Camaro, Ferrari F430/360, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lotus Elise, Maserati, Porsche Boxter, Subaru Impreza and the new Jaguar F Type R. This experience is available for adults and juniors alike and is on offer until the end of January 2017
Written by Matt, DSG